P16371: Controlled Oscillating Meniscus Test Fixture/public/
Build & Test Prep
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The Deliverable of P16371 MSD TeamIt's expected that this MSD team designs and constructs a device that is capable of meeting the customer requirements as outlined in the problem definition. Specifically, this means that the device must create a stable liquid meniscus, oscillate the meniscus at a frequency of approximately 100 Hz, be capable of utilizing multiple different working fluids, be able to interface with the other subsystems, and it must be reliable. In order to fulfill the customer requirements, it's also expected that the MSD team designs a computer program that allows for adequate control of the device. Therefore, upon completion of MSD II the customer will receive a device that meets his requirements along with a program that is capable of supplying the necessary controls. It's the customer's desire that the device which is being designed and constructed by this MSD team will enable him to conduct his doctoral research.
Team Vision for Build & Test Preparation Phase
Anticipated TasksFor the build and test preparation phase, better known as the first phase of MSD II, our team expected to accomplish the following tasks:
- Complete fabrication of the large speaker enclosure.
- Complete feasibility testing with speakers.
- Maintain lab cleanliness.
- Locate camera capable of higher frame rate.
- Identify parameters that reduce damping in the system.
- Measure evaporation rate with polished copper chip.
- Complete rough draft of paper for ICNMM conference.
- Prepare for the gate review.
- Manage time efficiently in order to succeed in all classes.
- Enroll in MSD II.
- Celebrate Christmas and enjoy lots of Christmas cookies!
Accomplished TasksThe following tasks were actually accomplished during the build and test preparation phase:
- Became reacquainted with team members following the Christmas / New Year break.
- Completed fabrication of the large speaker enclosure.
- Completed some feasibility testing with the large speaker.
- Obtained high speed camera.
- Completed rough draft of a journal paper for the ICNMM conference.
- Successfully participated in the Gate Review.
- Passed all classes and returned to RIT in order to enroll in MSD II.
- Created Gantt chart for MSD II scheduling.
- Revised test plans.
- Designed rigid test setup.
- Cleaned the lab.
- Logged many miles on the bicycle.
An Excel Worksheet containing the updated engineering requirements can be accessed by clicking here.
Test PlansAn Excel Worksheet containing the test plans outlined below can be accessed by clicking here.
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ER7 & ER8
ER10 & ER11
Schedule Management & Gantt ChartThe Gantt chart can be accessed by clicking here. Please note that this file has a .gan extension and may require GanttProject software to successfully view. For that reason, images captured from the project file are shown below for convenience.
Design Review Materials
|Item||Link to document|
|Project readiness package||Click here.|
|Team norms||Click here.|
|Detailed design presentation feedback||Click here.|
|Build and test preparation presentation||N/A|
|Build and test preparation presentation feedback||N/A|
Plans for Subsystems Build & Test PhaseFor the next phase, the subsystems build and test phase, our team expects to accomplish the following tasks:
- Make design decision for using either the small speaker or large speaker.
- Make design decision for the gasket material.
- Purchase items necessary for final system, including a stage, stainless steel syringe, LED light source, and amplifier.
- Begin designing final system.
- Perform necessary testing to validate engineering requirements.
- Modify Gantt chart as appropriate.
- Gain super powers.
- Eat lots of baked goods. It's expected that cookies are the impetus for superhuman powers.